Hurricane by American Red Cross Weather App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: American Red Cross

- Fixes an issue for iPad users where managing alerts was not possible in landscape.
- Other enhancements.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
57 Ratings
All Versions:
984 Ratings


**One of the top 6 hurricane tracking apps - CNN**
**Readers’ Pick: Most innovative and useful hurricane app – FastCompany**
**One of 5 apps to get you through a natural disaster – Fox News**
**Top Apps of the Week (11/3/12) – ABC News**
**Top Apps of the Week (10/29/12) - MediaBistro**
**Top App of the week (9/2/12) - Appolicious**

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
•Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after the storm, even if no data connectivity.
•Track the path of a hurricane with our interactive storm tracker displaying where the app has been and where it’s predicted to go.
•Monitor, hurricane, flood & tornado-related weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with various map layers and location-based notifications for the U.S. and its territories.
•Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
•Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
•Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
•Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
•Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
•Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes.
•See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area.
•Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch.
•Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Customer Reviews

  • Red Cross Hurricane

    by Kathlee2

    Very practical information provided to understand what hurricanes are, what the Categories mean and exactly how to prepare & get through a hurricane. Every person/family should access this if they live in areas where a hurricane is expected.

  • Muy informativo

    by MrHacker2021

    De hoy en adelante recomendare estas aplicaciones son inportantes para nuestro pueblo muchas gracias por personas tan brillantes. Gracias

  • Great information

    by Jscottb62

    Everyone should have this app

  • Awesome!

    by Falon Davis

    This app is the best nothing bad about it.

  • TGBTG!

    by JopordDM

    Praying for more informative apps like this one. Thank you, stay alert, up to date, aware, healthy and safe everyone.

  • Lovestar321

    by Lovestar321

    This is the best app it saved my life you should get this app

  • J. P. Ligotti

    by J. P. Ligotti

    Outstanding !!!!!!

  • Evaluación

    by Limarie Rivera

    Me gusta la información que me proveerán.

  • Review

    by ANinjaPilot

    Good app, but here in the northern hemisphere, our hurricanes/low pressure systems turn counterclockwise... (ie: your animation is backwards)

  • The healer

    by Buddhist17


  • App user

    by Coco Paige

    Very helpful! Just what I needed to keep calm during future storms.

  • Red Cross Safe alert

    by Dulce Mimi

    Excellent feature for every phone! May save many lives ! RV travelers must have!

  • It is very informative and I like the map and

    by Jake Dewitt Hendry

    And how you could possibly help people in need locally bring them blankets water food such things like that

  • Good review

    by Laurie-B

    We live in a costal area. We are used to preparing for hurricanes. This was still a good review. Thanks Red Cross.

  • Red Cross app

    by Jerry Bigelow

    Essential app to have! Very informative and user friendly. Great app!

  • Hurricane tracking

    by ReesethePriest

    I noticed that the rotation of the storm in the Pacific off Baja was clockwise not counterclockwise. Same thing for the Ingrid in the Gulf Coast. Also, I thought this app had past storm tracks, but I can't seem to find them. Reese

  • Simple and easy to use!

    by Jewelzeyea

    Very informative!

  • Good app

    by Moolanrouge

    Like it and the background info is helpful, but am unable to delete locations once chosen.

  • Emergency Preparedness

    by Me Again Margaret

    Very good information. Easy to learn and understand. Good information for children to learn.

  • Symbols wrong

    by Hypercritical99

    It is okay app but why do hurricane symbols spin clockwise??

  • Crashes

    by bobjulie50

    Was nice, then it started to crash every time I tried to look at the hurricane tracker, deleted and reinstalled it, does the same thing

  • Needs new update

    by Bdffjdhvf

    I can't see anything since the newest update.

  • GPS bug

    by Him, His, I, & Me oh and them!

    GPS fix won't turn off once you close the app. Draining the battery.

  • Andrea

    by andrea ordiway

    This app doesn't work all that well The slider does not work.

  • Useful

    by Mario 2912

    Useful App. It would be nice if they can include the name of the storm for clarity

  • Awesome!

    by pkt-Lurch

    This app is a great tool...a needed app for us Floridians!

  • Awesome!

    by Cute girl 42

    The tests are accurate, if a hurricane doesn't hit in the next 8 days, it will be the slowest hurricane season in history. If one does, than I will be able to help my family cause of this app.

  • This app keep me well informed

    by Dotio

    No other program had me informed of the atmospheric issues around me to this level of certain!

  • Great app

    by Jobolin

    Lots of great info for foul weather and understandable ...

  • Great App!

    by TT (Pi)


  • Must Have

    by pocket21

    A definite must have for anyone who could be affected by a storm.

  • Great refresher!

    by Zzcool28

    Humorous and informative, a great refresher to help motivate us to be prepared.

  • Awesome app

    by Kitkat7608

    Great for preparedness

  • Rating

    by bigmo530

    I need the storm name! That should be the next update of this app!

  • DD

    by Doreeni


  • Hurricane Awareness

    by WandaPeak

    Since I have been through each & every hurricane, that has hit South Texas since 1950, I assumed I had the answers for the test questions. Boy, was I WRONG!!! Living in Corpus Christi, TX, during Hurricane Season can be a challenge but with this application it will be a little easier.

  • Nice

    by GeeDunk66

    Very good app. I'm glad I downloaded it. Very useful.

  • Red Cross Hurricane App

    by Ed Ovett

    Very thorough in knowledge, preparedness and hurricane history in your area! Recommended.

  • I like it....

    by Wifebeater07

    Red Cross rocks.....

  • Poor App

    by Tlaborde0056

    Local radar is better

  • Very Informative App!!!

    by ChrisR75

    I love this app, if you take the time to completely navigate it there should be no reason for you to not be well informed and prepared for a storm!

  • Some problems

    by sjemmett

    In the iPad version, there is no obvious way to set one or more preferred locations for alerts. You can do this in the iPhone version. The ipad weather map does not show the weather for the current location. The iPhone version shows the locations of your alerts and the weather for that location.

  • Primative

    by HHRIII

    To basic

  • Love this app

    by Dr. venom

    Everyone should have this for hurricane season

  • Awesome

    by ABeau10oo

    Haven't had to use it yet (thankfully) but from what I see looks great. Love the I'm safe section. Will update if hurricane comes:)

  • Great app

    by Micielli

    Should get the weather information from more than one source. In my opinion Accuweather is more accurate and reliable than The Weather Channel.

  • Thanks

    by 4242564Soul Eater

    This new update finally tells me why there arent any shelters open nice layout and its easy to navigate to the next app. BUT please can you fix the battery zapping powers when you jave it on

  • ARC

    by Odie1710

    Very useful app great info

  • Used to be good

    by masseyk55

    With the updates since last year, this app has become full of useless junk and doesn't give me the hurricane updates at a glance that I need.

  • Red Cross

    by Alexrandall5

    Mostly great I took the hurricane knowledge test about 50 times before I could hit the spot they consider the right side of the storm.

  • LocationLess, LocationLess, LocationLess

    by LocationLess

    The app does allow you to add locations. Each time I type in the zip code or the city and state, it gets pinned on the map correctly. However, when it asks if this is correct at the top and I say yes, I get an error. The app is useless if no locations can be added! Would love to know if somehow this is user error (not sure how I could be messing this up) or a bug in the app,

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